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We were interested in furthering the cause of peace and socialism in America. It was the obvious thing to do. In the end, the jury acquitted me for writing the pamphlet and convicted the Rand School for publishing it. Toledo was the last teaching job I held. After that, nobody would hire me. I had intended to make teaching my life job. I prepared myself to teach, and I went on teaching until I was fired. Since then I've been homesteading in the hills of Vermont and then in the hills of Maine. I've been writing all the time, writing as much as 1 could or should, and speaking up on every possible occasion.
So I didn't have to bother using the Fifth Amendment, which says, in effect, you have no right to ask me this question. Instead, I relied on the First Amendment. " So I just clammed up. I didn't feel like cooperating with them one little bit. But I was urged to be polite: "Answer your name and address. " I'm only sorry I hadn't done what Robeson did. He stood up and shouted at them. He pointed his finger and said, "You are the un-Americans. This whole hearing is a disgrace. " I sang that song from time to time, and I still do.
The kids came and took shower baths there. They played there. We had a nursery school, a youth program, a camp for children, and recreation facilities. The neighbors decided to get Uncle Billy Thomas. The old preacher was sick. They put a mattress in the back of the station wagon and went over to where he lived, about a mile away. They got him out of bed, wrapped him up, and brought him over here. " "But Uncle Billy, the Crusaders are just two miles away, and they are getting closer. '" Uncle Billy said, "I been preaching to you all these years, and I been telling you that the Bible is the story of the rich people oppressing the poor and God is on the side of the poor.